Massive explosion destroys building in Uruguay, several injured

An explosion in a building in Villa Biarritz, in Punta Carretas, Montevideo, Uruguay, left several floors destroyed and had a collateral effect on nearby establishments.

Three people were referred to intensive care in serious condition, and five others sustained moderate injuries.

According to local media, several floors are destroyed in a building located on Calle Leyenda Patria e Hidalgos near the Rambla de Montevideo. The adjacent buildings also show the impact of the explosion on their facade.

"All the people who sustained injuries have been hospitalized," said José Antonio Rodríguez, director of the Emergency Medical Care System (SAME), after . . .

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